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The Greatness of God’s Love

Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry: And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.” — Psalm 106:44-45

Vintage SpurgeonDear friends, every promise in the Bible is a part of the covenant. The covenant that now stands between the believer and his God is on this wise, that you take him to be your God, and he takes you to be his people; he gives his promises to you, and you rely upon them; he will bless you in this life and perfect you in the world to come. The tenor of the covenant is not according to your deservings, but according to the greatness of the Lord’s love. In making this covenant, it is clear that God knew from the beginning what he was doing; he made no mistake, and said no more than he intended to fulfill. He deliberately said, “I will be their God, and they shall be my people;” and in the day wherein we believed in him he guaranteed to us that we should never perish, neither should any pluck us out of his hand. This covenant was made with such judicious deliberation and infallible foresight, that there is no conceivable reason why it should be revoked. God is not a man that he should lie or repent.

Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) from a Message Delivered on Sunday, February 14, 1886 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol.32, Sermon No. 1886 “God’s Remembrance of His Covenant.”

The Cords of Eternal Love

Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.” —Mark 16:9

Young Charles SpurgeonShe is described in the text as “Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.” Sovereign grace is resplendent in Mary’s history; in the first place, because this cure was unsought by her. Others who were sick sought the healing hand of Jesus, but no person possessed of an evil spirit ever did or ever could cry for deliverance to the Son of David: their friends might bring them, but they never came of themselves. The evil spirit drives men as far as possible away from Christ, and clamours against Jesus us a tormentor; but it never guides men into the pathway of the merciful Saviour. Even thus is it with us all, and especially with desponding souls. If we are saved, it is not because we have the first motions of desire towards Christ, but because eternal love casts its cords around us, and draws us towards the Lord Jesus.

Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) from a sermon delivered on Sunday, January 26, 1868 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington he Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 14 Sermon No. 792, “Mary Magdalene”

Obtaining Saving Faith

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17

Charles SpurgeonThe truth of God should be spoken simply, with as little as possible of the embellishments of metaphysics, and philosophy, and high culture, and all that stuff. I say the word of God delivered as we find it is that which, when heard, brings faith to the souls of men. I counsel you, my occasional hearers, you who perhaps have come freshly to this city, or who reside where you have a choice of ministry, seek not that which tickles your ear, but that which your conscience approves as consistent with the word of God; and, though we or an angel from heaven should preach to you that which is not God’s word, do not listen to us, for it will be mischievous to you. Hear you what God the Lord speaketh, and hear nothing else. What though he shall sound forth his word through a ram’s horn, if it be God’s Spirit that giveth forth a certain sound, it shall be more profitable to your soul than though the silver trumpet should be set to the mouth of falsehood, and the sweetest music should regale your ear. The matter of a discourse is far more important than the manner. Saving faith never comes from hearing falsehood, but from the word of God alone.

C. H. Spurgeon from a Message Delivered January 21, 1872 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Volume 18, Sermon 1031 “How Can I Obtain Faith?”

Nearness to God

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the Prince of PreachersOur nearness to God is peculiarly evinced at the mercy-seat. The very term we use for prayer is, “Let us draw nigh unto God.” But, brethren, we never get to God in prayer unless it is through pleading the precious blood. We see our nearness to God in the act of praise. Oftentimes in praising him, we have taken the wings of seraphs, and passed up into the glory and magnified the Lord, but it has always been through him who by his precious blood makes our praises acceptable to the Most High.

Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) Delivered Sunday morning, January 17, 1869 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 15, Sermon No. 851 “Nearness to God”

The Delight of Christ

“Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.” —John 9:32

Charles SpurgeonOur Lord Jesus did for him what never had been done before for any man. This pleasing fact seems to me to be full of consolation to any persons here present who labour under the idea that theirs is a most peculiar and hopeless case. It probably is not so solitary and special a case as you think; but even if we grant your supposition, there is no room for despair since Jesus delights to open up new paths of grace. Our Lord is inventive in love; he devises new modes of mercy. It is his joy to find out and relieve those whose miserable condition has baffled all other help. His mercy is not bound by precedents. He preserves a freshness and originality of love. If you can find no instance in which a person like yourself has ever been saved you should not, therefore, conclude that you must necessarily be lost; but, rather, you should believe in him who doeth great wonders, yea, and marvels unsearchable in the way of grace. He doeth as he wills, and his will is love. Have hope that inasmuch as he sees in you a singular sinner, he will make of you a singular trophy of his power to pardon and to bless. It was so with this man’s eyes: if never eyes that had been born blind were opened before, Jesus Christ would do it, and the greater would be the glory brought to his name by the miracle. Jesus does not need shewing the way, He loves to strike out paths for himself, and the greater the room for his mercy the better he likes the road.

Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) Delivered Sunday morning, August 11, 1872 Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 18, Sermon #1065 “The Healing of One Born Blind”

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